UFC Fight Night 60 took place on Saturday night in Colorado and was headlined by former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defeating Brandon Thatch by submission in a welterweight bout.
According to Nielson sources, the main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1 had an average audience of 913,000 viewers while the preliminary card had 775,000 viewers.
The peak of the broadcast came in the 11:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ET quarter hour with 1,070,000 viewers (Patrick Walsh vs. Daniel Kelly) and the average viewership of 913,000 viewers is up 3 percent from the average of UFC Fight Night events on Fox Sports 1 (880,000). In addition, the preliminary viewership of 775,000 viewers is up 44 percent over the UFC Fight Night preliminary card average on Fox Sports 1 (537,000).
Following the event, Fox Sports Live aired on the sports network and came in with 375,000 viewers and this is a 17 percent increase compared to the February 2014 average of Fox Sports Live in the same Saturday time period (320,000).
With the viewership from Saturday, Fox Sports 1 was the most watched ad-supported cable sports network in prime time with an average audience of 836,000 viewers from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET. Also, Fox Sports 1 was the seventh most watched Saturday from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. since the network was launched as they had an average audience of 490,000 viewers.
The UFC will return to Fox Sports 1 on Sunday with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir from Brazil and stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for more updates on MMA TV ratings.